Campgrounds in Lake Worth, Florida

Campgrounds in Lake Worth, Florida
Lake Worth, Florida, is in Palm Beach County in the southeastern section of the state, and along the Atlantic coast. Lake Worth enjoys access to miles of white sand beaches where you have surfing, swimming, Scuba, snorkeling, sailing and sea kayaking opportunities. In addition to the outdoor recreation of Lake Worth and the beaches, a two-hour drive brings you to Everglades National Park where alligators, Florida panthers, flamingos and manatees can be spotted. There are limited campgrounds in the region, but many RV parks that allow tent camping.

John Prince Park Campground

John Prince Park Campground is run as part of the Lake Worth and County parks system. The park has camping sites for tent and RV campers, with flat, level camping areas, picnic tables, fire rings and access to freshwater taps for drinking and cooking. Pets are allowed but need to remain leashed in the park, and may not be left in parked vehicles or unattended. The park offers a boat launch, docks and a small lake for fishing. Go bird-watching for the many species of shore and sea birds, including flamingos.

John Prince Park Campground

4759 S. Congress Ave.

Lake Worth, FL 33461


Palm Beach Traveler RV Park

Tent campers have access to sites at the Palm Beach RV Traveler Park. Your tent site is away from the main RV area, where you can pitch the tent in relative peace, with shade-providing trees and a flat grassy tent zone. Shower, get fresh water and freshen up in the shower houses. Take a dip to cool off in the swimming pool, or settle into the spa after a day of beach activities or hiking around the Everglades. Pets are welcome at the Palm Beach Traveler, but it's best to keep them leashed. The Palm Beach Traveler RV Park is 15 to 20 minutes from Lake Worth, depending on traffic.

Palm Beach Traveler RV Park

6159 Lawrence Rd.

Lantana, FL 33462


Peanut Island

Peanut Island is part of the parks system, and is a 15-minute drive from Lake Worth, traffic depending. Peanut Island offers tent sites at camping pads, or sites along the beach. The island has subtropical vegetation, and miles of beaches. Wake up in the morning and hit the waves for some surfing, or drop your sea kayak in the water to paddle along the shore, with occasional dolphin or manatee sightings. Private boats or ferry shuttles bring you to the island. Discover walkways and viewpoints from where you can watch the manatees swim through the reef. Showers and toilets are on the island, but no stores or services. Bring all the supplies you will need for your camping adventure on Peanut Island.

Peanut Island

6500 Peanut Island Rd.

Riviera Beach, FL 33404-6900


Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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